Eucalyptus polyanthemos, commonly known as Red Box, is a small to medium sized tree, native to New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria in Australia. It is an introduced species in California where it is known as silver dollar gum, redbox or redbox gum.

Red Box grows to between 7 and 25 metres, often with a crooked trunk and is noted for its domed canopy of greyish foliage. Bark may be smooth or fibrous and persistent.[1]
The juvenile leaves are round and grey-green and the adult leaves are ovate and between 5 to 10 cm in length and 2 to 5 cm in width with long petioles. Veins on the leaves are distinct and the marginal vein is notably distant from the leaf edge.[1]
Flower buds appear in groups of 3 to 7 and have small conical caps. The white flowers appear between September and January (early spring to mid summer) in the species native range, followed by pear-shaped fruits which are 4 to 7 mm long and 3 to 6 mm wide and have enclosed valves.[1][2]
The species is noted for its drought tolerance.[10] Although usually considered to be slow growing, newly planted trees may have their growth rate enhanced with improved soil, good drainage and irrigation in the first two years.[10] The species is resistant to Armillaria root rot. [11] A mininimum temperature of -10°C (15°F) is required for cultivation.[12]
Red Box is used as an ornamental tree for street and park planting.[10] The timber is red in colour and is strong, hard and durable. It has been used for fence posts, railway sleepers and firewood.[13] The juvenile foliage is used in floral arrangements.[14]
(From Wikipedia on 5.11.14)

Eucalyptus Species For ID : California : 29OCT14 : AK-40 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
Eucalyptus Species seen in Sacramento on 7th Oct,14.
Can this be what is commonly known as Silver Dollar Gum, Eucalyptus polyanthemos?
Experts kindly confirm.

Yes …, it does look like it. Interesting plant and so the name!


Posted earlier with suggested id.
Common name Silver Dollar Gum.
Feedback from …”Yes …, it does look like it. Interesting plant and so the name!”
For validation.

Eucalyptus polyanthemos
Photographed from University of California Botanical Garden

very nice
the round leaves are showing well and bark of a tree finally
i am glad


Eucalyptus For ID : California : 27OCT14 : AK-33 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
A very tall tree seen in Fremont on the 28th Sept,2014.
Eucalyptus species?

The photographs have a resemblance to Eucalyptus pulverulenta ‘Baby Blue’ Florist Silver Dollar. Please check this link
But I am not sure of the ID in the absence of photographs of flowers

Thanks for the suggested id.

I was able to locate two more pictures, one with flowers and the other of the whole tree.
Hope these pictures help.
Taken on 28/9/14 in Fremont.

not baby blue
and san marco growers no longer grow it for sale…
some problems

baby blues’ leaves grow out differently than these in … pictures
am in a rush to go out
will come back and look thru my storehouse of images… for  a clue

well. I just found it.
its the silver dollar eucalyptus
(different from the baby blue above)
binomial: Eucalyptus polyanthemos
and wiki has nice page with good refs

Many thanks for this id. I thought the one with round leaves was the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, posted from Sacramento in another post. Both seem to be the same.

Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight : Myrtaceae : Eucalyptus For ID : California : AK-90 :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)
Posted earlier, reposting under ‘Family Fortnight’
Eucalyptus pulverulenta ‘Baby Blue’, Florist Silver Dollar suggested by …
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus suggested by …
For validation of id please.
Eucalyptus For ID : California : 27OCT14 : AK-33


Antoher Eucalyptus, is it E. globulus? from Lahore Pakistan : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

I think fruits are very important in their I’d.

Eucalyptus species so far in efi.

Does not match with images at Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Appears close to images at Eucalyptus polyanthemos Schauer


identification Uttarakhand Eucalyptus:
Plz help in identifying Eucalyptus sp. collected from the periphery of Bimetal lake, Uttarakhand 

Eucalyptus identification would need mature (and not juvenile), flowers and fruits. 

Appears closer to images at Eucalyptus polyanthemos Schauer

is it Eucalyptus paniculata?cnfirm plz..from Lahore Pakistan :  3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Eucalyptus sp… no flower or fruit present ..from last two years

To me appears close to images at Eucalyptus polyanthemos Schauer




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